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Rays designate Jose Molina for assignment
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Rays have designated catcher Jose Molina for assignment on Thursday, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Molina is signed for $2.75 million in 2015. The team wanted to clear space on the 40-man roster, and determined Molina had to go. The 39-year-old hit .178 over 225 at-bats last year. 

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Reds add Kyle Waldrop, Amir Garrett to 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Reds have added Kyle Waldrop and Amir Garrett to the 40-man roster.

Waldrop is a former first round draft pick with the Twins. Garrett posted a 3.64 ERA over 133 1/3 innings at Class A. 

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Dodgers add three to the 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Dodgers have added three players to the 40-man roster on Thursday.

Zach Lee , Chris Reed and Scott Schebler all had their contracts purchased. All three players will now be ineligible for the Rule-5 draft. 

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Diamondbacks shore up 40-man roster
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Diamondbacks have shored up their 40-man roster Thursday.

The team purchased the contract of pitcher Kevin Munson and A.J. Schugel . Both players are now unavailable for the Rule-5 draft. In order to make room on the roster, the team designated Mike Bolsinger and Charles Brewer for assignment. 

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Pirates claim Pedro Florimon from Nationals
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Pirates have claimed infielder Pedro Florimon off waivers from the Nationals.

Florimon didn't see much time in the majors last season, receiving just 76 at-bats. He hit just .092 between the Twins and Nationals. The 27-year-old will join his fourth franchise in six seasons. 

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Mets put Noah Syndergaard, five others on 40-man roster
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Mets placed six pitchers to their 40-man roster, including highly-touted prospect Noah Syndergaard, reports The Star-Ledger. New York also added pitchers Cory Mazzoni, Hansel Robles, Gabriel Ynoa, Akeel Morris and Jack Leathersich.

Pitcher Jeff Walters, who's recovering from Tommy John surgery, was removed from the 40-man roster.

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Mariners claim pitcher Edgar Olmos off waivers from Marlins
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Mariners claimed pitcher Edgar Olmos off waivers from the Marlins on Thursday. Olmos, 24, went 3-3 with three saves and a 4.06 ERA in 51 appearances between Double-A and Triple-A last season.

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Jays' GM: Happ penciled in as No. 5 SP, but Sanchez will be SP depth
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Thursday starting pitcher J.A. Happ is penciled in to the final spot in the team's rotation as of late November, according to MLB Network Radio.

However, he added the team wants prospect Aaron Sanchez to remain stretched out as a starter in the spring.

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Nats add four, subtract one from 40-man roster
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Nationals put pitchers A.J. Cole and Matt Grace, infielder Wilmer Difo and outfielder Brian Goodwin on their 40-man roster and outrighted reliever Ryan Mattheus, who becomes a free agent, reports CSNWashington.com.

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Orioles add pitchers Wilson, Wright to 40-man roster
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Orioles announced Thursday they added pitchers Tyler Wilson and Mike Wright to the 40-man roster.

Wilson split the 2014 season between Double-A and Triple-A, going 14-8 with a 3.67 ERA and 157 strikeouts in 28 starts (166 2/3 innings). Wright was 5-11 with a 4.61 ERA in 26 starts at Triple-A.

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